I’m not really a fan of chocolates. But, whenever my mom would bring home chocolates I couldn’t resist to take a bite. Besides, chocolate does wonders on one’s mood and or feelings. Giving chocolates to show appreciation is also sweet and heartwarming, right?
Did you know that in 2006, Reader’s Digest conducted the “Great Reader’s Digest Global Courtesy Test” and among the 25 countries who participated in the said test, Manila ranked #22 land it in the least courteous list. Have we forgotten to say “Thank yous” to show appreciation and show gratefulness? Good thing, Toblerone started the fist National Thank You Day in October 20, 2007 and is now celebrated annually.
This year’s celebration of the National Thank You Day is made even more special with the introduction of the first National Thank You Day Awards held November 20 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, which aims to recognize outstanding individuals who the Filipino think deserve the country’s sincerest Thank You. For this year’s awards, among the nominees are People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao, the late Francis M., Comedy King Dolphy, Daniel Razon, Efren Peñaflorida and former President Corazon Aquino.
Alongside with the awards, a photo competition was also held called “Spread the Sweetness of Gratitude Photo Competition.”
Winners are: Remi Ann Sta. Cruz’s “My Best Playmate Ever,” Jordana Quedding’s “Walang Iwanan,” and Pat Lorico’s “Smooch and Pooch.”
It was then revealed that the First National Thank You Day Award goes to Former President Corazon C. Aquino (Posthumous).
The award was accepted by Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee. I didn’t expect anyone from the Aquino family to accept the award. I was really going ballistic in my seat during the program because I want to have my picture taken with Viel Aquino-Dee. Star struck talaga. Praise the Lord because I was able to approach her and had my picture taken even though a group of media people is already mobbing her.
Thank you to my sister Dianne for taking this super fantabulous photo. Thank you always to our digital camera (and the memory card) for not acting up!